British Comedy Guide

Advert
My Mad Fat Diary. Image shows from L to R: Archie (Dan Cohen), Chop (Jordan Murphy), Chloe (Jodie Comer), Danny Two Hats (Darren Evans), Izzy (Ciara Baxendale), Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney), Finn (Nico Mirallegro). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

My Mad Fat Diary

E4 comedy drama. 16 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Sharon Rooney, Dan Cohen, Jodie Comer, Jordan Murphy, Ciara Baxendale, Nico Mirallegro, Darren Evans and others.

Press Clippings

Hulu nabs British comedy 'My Mad Fat Diary'

Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming VOD rights to three seasons of the British comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary.

Variety, 11th January 2016

Radio Times review

Teen dramas are often full of glossy, rich models, but it's good to have a dose of reality now and then. Sure, we all need escapism but this witty and moving series, starring Sharon Rooney, follows the life of Rae as she copes with body image issues, mental health problems and a complex family. Good for all humans, but especially any young adults who could benefit from a non-conformist role model...

Kasia Delgado, Radio Times, 15th November 2015

My Mad Fat Diary box set review

Sharon Rooney's marvellous Rae tackles weighty issues - depression, suicide, body image - with charm, wit and laughter.

David Renshaw, The Guardian, 27th August 2015

Crush of the week: Sharon Rooney

As the third and final series draws to a close, Sharon Rooney has grown with the role. She has the presence and talent of a far more mature actor.

Bim Adewunmi, The Guardian, 11th July 2015

Why 'My Mad Fat Diary' deserves your time

Don't be put off by its glib, teen-oriented title, E4's My Mad Fat Diary was brilliantly funny, well-written, proper human drama...

Rob Leane, Den Of Geek, 8th July 2015

My Mad Fat Diary final episode review

As we say farewell to My Mad Fat Diary, I feel somehow perfectly satisfied with the story's conclusion.

Sami Kelsh, Cult Box, 7th July 2015

My Mad Fat Diary has ended and everyone is devastated

It was the last ever episode of My Mad Fat Diary and fans are heartbroken.

Ann Lee, Metro, 6th July 2015

Sharon Rooney on the final chapter of My Mad Fat Diary

By tackling issues around mental health and non-conformism, the cult E4 comedy has had a positive impact on many of its viewers. As it comes to an end, its star hopes it can help future generations too.

Kasia Delgado, Radio Times, 6th July 2015

It's a strange state of affairs where one of the few dramas to tackle issues of mental health without resorting to open-mouthed gawping is on teen channel E4. But My Mad Fat Diary, which airs its final ever episode on Monday, had some unerringly accurate source material to fall back on in the real-life diaries of Rae Earl, and a hugely believable performance from Sharon Rooney at its centre. It will be missed, though you can revisit the series in full on All4.

The Guardian, 6th July 2015

Sharon Rooney interview

After the emotional second episode aired, I caught up with the very lovely Sharon Rooney, who plays Rae, to find out more about the final episode and what playing Rae has meant to her. Here's what she had to say...

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 3rd July 2015

Share this page